Worldwide Incoherent Scatter Radar Measurements

  1. C.T. Russell and
  2. David J. Southwood
  1. M.J. Baron

Published Online: 21 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/SP020p0230

The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis

The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis

How to Cite

Baron, M.J. (1982) Worldwide Incoherent Scatter Radar Measurements, in The IMS Source Book: Guide to the International Magnetospheric Study Data Analysis (eds C.T. Russell and D. J. Southwood), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.. doi: 10.1029/SP020p0230

Author Information

  1. Radio Physics Laboratory, SRI International, Menlo Park, California 94025

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1982

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875902289

Online ISBN: 9781118664940

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Keywords:

  • Doppler spectrum;
  • Incoherent-scatter measurement;
  • International Magnetospheric Study (IMS);
  • Satellite-borne sensors;
  • Worldwide incoherent scatter radar measurements

Summary

A network of five incoherent scatter (IS) radar facilities participated in the International Magnetospheric Study (IMS) on a regular basis. These radars measured many ionospheric and atmospheric quantities of importance to the IMS. This paper describes the measurement capabilities of the radars as well as giving their locations and operating parameters. During the IMS, periods of one or more days of simultaneous operation of all IS radars were scheduled each month; these dates of coordinated observations are shown. In addition, sources of detailed information on radar operating periods and data availability are given.